The assessor is responsible for valuing all real and personal property located in the county using the highest standards of professionalism, proper appraisal methods, techniques and standards available, in order to assure statewide equalization in the valuation of real and personal property. The assessor determines the equitable value of property to ensure that each taxpayer pays only his or her fair share of taxes, and providing information to the public so they might acquire a better understanding of the appraisal and assessment process.

The assessor is required to send out a notice of valuation each year to property owners. This notice will reflect a value on property for ad valorem purposes.

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Ken Hood, Otero County Assessor

Ken Hood

First Elected: November 2002
Current Term Expires: January 2022


Otero County Assessor Ken Hood

Otero County Courthouse
13 W. 3rd Street, Room 211
La Junta CO 81050

Phone: (719) 383-3010
Fax: (719) 383-3019


Ken Hood

County Assessor (719) 383-3018

Sara Courtney

Administrative Specialist (719) 383-3010  
Kassidy DiRezza Residential Appraiser (719) 383-3017
Norman Railton Residential Appraiser (719) 383-3016
Les Fellows Commercial, Vacant Land,
Personal Property Appraiser
(719) 383-3015
Stephen Lange Mapper/GIS (719) 383-3013